By Philip K. Dick
En un mundo devastado por l. a. guerra, lleno de restos tecnológicos y bloques de apartamentos vacíos, Rick Deckard es un cazador mercenario, un cazarrecompensas, cuya tarea consiste en retirar de l. a. circulación a los androides rebeldes. Sin embargo, los Nexus-6 son androides con características muy especiales, casi humanas, y no va a ser tarea fácil identificarlos. 'Blade Runner' (o '¿Sueñan los androides con ovejas eléctricas?') es sin duda una de las mejores obras y l. a. más leída de Philip ok. Dick y uno de los puntos de referencia ineludibles de todo el cyberpunk posterior. Alucinante pesadilla tecnológica, intensa novela de aventuras, su modo de plantear l. a. existencia de una muy fina línea que delimita lo normal de lo synthetic fue también l. a. base de uno de los grandes hitos en l. a. historia del cine en manos de Ridley Scott. Todo un clásico de l. a. literatura de ciencia ficción, que a su vez dio vida a una película clásica.
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The door closed behind him, untouched. " he wanted to know. "The door is operated by a concealed rhodomagnetic relay," purred the dark machine beside him. Another glided to the end of the deck and stood rigid there, staring blindly ahead. It touched no visible control, but the craft lifted silently. The unit beside Forester unfolded a low couch out of the deck, asking respectfully if he wished to sit, but he didn't feel like relaxing. A vague disquiet was already spurring him to ask increasingly uneasy questions.
I brought it back from a Triplanet arsenal in Sector Vermilion. The president has instructed me not to reveal the technical specifications. " The men around that long, bright-lit table, most of them withered with years and all tightfaced with anxiety, leaned silently to watch as Horn's plump, careful fingers unscrewed the flatended metal egg into two parts and set them on the table. Cold light glittered on small knurled metal knobs and graduated scales. " The chief of staff sniffed scornfully.
More clever than the human agents employed against you by the Triplanet Powers. " Forester gulped, astonished. " "You've met them," White said. "You would find it impossible to tell them from men - they are cunning enough to avoid being X-rayed or mangled in accidents. But I know them. That's one thing I've learned, for all my failures. " Forester shook his head, incredulous and yet appalled. "They're already here," the big man insisted. "And Ash Overstreet says Mason Horn's report is going to be the signal for them to strike.
¿Sueñan los androides con ovejas eléctricas? by Philip K. Dick